Earlier I mentioned how much I adore picture books. I’ve just discovered Ollie & Moon.

Ollie & Moon are joining my global kid literature collection. I really adore books that take readers to new places. With sweet illustrations mashed up with photographs from the streets, Ollie & Moon really seem to take their readers with them on their adventures. Such a wonderful way to encourage children to be global citizens.

Ollie and Moon are adventure finders who love surprises (Me, too!).

And these cats have already visited Hawaii, New York, and Paris (Me, too!).


Final Countdown

Less than one week left of my Canadian winter. I wish I could say that I’m heading somewhere with a beach and golden sun rays. Unfortunately, Seoul is just as frigid as Canada.

When I woke up this morning, the city was coated in white. At least it is cold with a purpose. It was pretty, until the morning rush. Now the city is like a Coca-Cola Slurpee.

As much as I’d love to curl up on the sofa and watch old Woody Allen movies, there is too much to do before Sunday’s departure. My first errand of the day was a stop at the photo lab. This might be the only errand I actually like.




gingerbread cookies


Downtown TorontoFive more days left in Toronto. Who wants to pack for me?



I absolutely adore picture books. I stumbled upon the book trailer for “Lawn to Lawn” the other day when I was reading Mr. Schu’s blog.

This story follows lawn ornaments who were left behind as they go on a trip around North America to find Pearl.

I really enjoy finding books that encourage children to explore, so I’ll be sure to let you know what other travel treasures I find for the kinderhearts.